3 Tips for High School Freshman Planning on College

If you are planning on going to college, you can start the early planning process even as a freshman in high school. Here are three things that can help you get into the school you hope to attend:

  • Have the right schedule – First of all, colleges will care about the classes you take in high school especially ones that relate to your major. Don’t take all the English classes you can and skip as much math as possible if you intend to major in something that requires a lot of math. Also, taking the right classes early on can free up your schedule for AP courses that will give you credit toward your degree.
  • Focus on your GPA – If you have a high GPA in high school, colleges see that you take school seriously and have the academic ability to excel. That’s what schools are looking for because they want a high graduation rate with students that score well.
  • Don’t forget extracurriculars – You should have extracurricular actives that match up with what you want to major in. If you’re looking for a sports scholarship, you’re going to have to be on the team. If you want to get into theater, high school is when you should start (if you haven’t already).

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College Planning Source can help you to plan ahead for your future or the future of your child, and it is never too early to start. To speak to one of our admission and financial planners, call 858.676.0700 today, or submit our online contact form.

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